04 Oct 2017

For four years now, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton and La Grande Virée Artistique de Sherbrooke have joined forces to celebrate art through the Claude Métras Award, granted every year to honour young emerging artists. Among the 38 artists and 48 works submitted, the jury selected Guy Labbé, for his “Danseuse africaine” sculpture in red cedar. Guy also won the $500 cash prize awarded to the winner. The “public choice award” was jointly awarded to Naomie L’Archevêque-Carrière (Collège Mont-Notre-Dame) for her acrylic work “Vague à l’âme” and Samuel Flibotte for his clay, metal and acrylic sculpture “Mort noire”.

Unique venue for creators

Eastern Townships Vice-President Guy Fauteux said, “Encouraging up-and-coming artists is essential to the growth of society and culture represents a major economic development lever. We are very proud to have been offering creators a unique place for exhibiting their work since 1987.”

The next exhibit at the Sherbrooke office will highlight three artists: Adèle Blais, painter, Anne-Marie Auclair, painter and Michel Bornais, granite and metal sculptor. The public is invited to come discover their work all week, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 455 King St. West, Suite 500.

Claude Métras: A lover of art and culture

Claude Métras, now retired from Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton, worked for the firm for 35 years and played a significant role in numerous organizations such as the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, Sherbrooke Museum of Nature and Science, the Société d’histoire de Sherbrooke and the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa. He was also a Quebec representative on the Board of Trustees of the Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust.

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03 Oct 2017

On September 25, 2017, La Presse+ published an article about Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton’s technology shift and LP Maurice, Busbud President, the firm’s external director.

Drawing inspiration from this different approach to governance, Joanne Desjardins, LL.B., MBA, ASC, CRHA, Partner in the firm Arsenal, published an article on LinkedIn on the benefits of diversity on boards of directors and the importance of daring to be different, to question and shake up the status quo. In short, an interesting article that underscores the firm’s excellent decision!

Would you like to know more? Read the article on LinkedIn!

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29 Sep 2017

The Mercuriades 2018, organized by the Fédération des chambres de commerce du Québec (FCCQ), are under way and, for the fifth year in a row, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton will be presenting the Mercure Entrepreneuriat, succession and business transfer. This award recognizes a business that has implemented a profitable growth strategy, developed an efficient succession plan or successfully undertaken an inter-generational business leader transfer. There are two award categories, large enterprise and SME.

Registration is free and being nominated for the Mercuriades competition gives a business an opportunity to:

  • Benefit from highly desirable visibility with the general public and the Quebec business community;
  • Benefit from enhanced cross-Quebec media visibility;
  • Take a close look at its progress, prepare a strategic balance sheet and combine its achievements into a single document;
  • Bring added value to the organization and its employees;
  • Benefit from a peer endorsement of excellence with foreign stakeholders;
  • Capitalize on business opportunities and attractive contacts.

Submit your business case file application before December 20, 2017 on the Mercuriades site.

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26 Sep 2017

Technology changes rapidly and, as a result, so do clients’ needs. To better serve its clients, Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton has undertaken a major technological shift by launching several solutions based on new technologies in the past year. La Presse+ highlights these solutions in an article published September 25, 2017.

LP Maurice: Emerging leader in the world of start-ups on Partnership Board

Why was Louis-Philippe Maurice, President of Busbud, named an external Partnership Board member of the firm? Emilio B. Imbriglio, President and CEO of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton said, “First, we were looking for a profile—someone who represented the future. Once that was decided, older people were eliminated from the list. We turned to young entrepreneurs focused on technologies, with an international presence, and then we found him: LP. He has an exceptional career path, and a degree in law and finance.”

Three new innovative services

When we talk about the firm’s major technological shifts, we’re referring to three significant new services. Jean-Paul David, Partner and Chair of the firm’s Partnership Board stated,Operiō specializes in cloud computing accounting, mainly for SMEs. Then, Catallaxy is a blockchain expertise centre [chain of blocks, information storage and transmission technology]. Lastly, Taxō, is a revolutionary tool that makes it possible to quickly take charge of processing income tax returns from an electronic file. LP’s contribution when we carried out these projects was unsurpassed.”

For more information about LP Maurice and the transformation of Raymond Chabot Grant Thornton services, read the full article in La Presse+. (N.B. This link is a web format copy. To consult the interactive version, you must install the La Presse+ application.)